Clean Water Workshops

Creek Freaks equips educators to deliver fun and effective watershed education lessons to youth. Join us for a one or two-day workshop to explore exciting, hands-on lessons and venture outside for SOS stream monitoring training! These workshops are a great resource for teachers and non-formal educators.

Save Our Streams introduces adult participants to a basic overview of stream ecology, as well as training in water quality monitoring, including hands-on activities and a day of biological, chemical, and physical stream monitoring in the field. Participants will learn how to assess stream habitat and watershed land uses, and will also receive the tools they need to start their own stewardship or restoration project. 


Upcoming Workshops

April 18-19, 2017: Creek Freaks Program Leader Training
The Izaak Walton League has received a generous grant from the EPA to train full-time summer camp and after-school staff as Creek Freaks Program Leader Training Facilitators.

Join us for a FREE workshop at the Carol Joy Holling Center (Ashland, NE), April 18th and 19th (9:30am-5:30pm each day). Lodging will be provided for the nights of April 17th and 18th, and meals will be provided for the 18th and 19th (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Participants must be camp or after-school staff from Iowa or Nebraska. Contact sroth@iwla.org for more info or to apply. 

May 2-3, 2017: Creek Freaks Program Leader Training
The Izaak Walton League has received a generous grant from the EPA to train full-time summer camp and after-school staff as Creek Freaks Program Leader Training Facilitators.

Join us for a FREE workshop at the Des Moines YMCA Camp (Boone, IA), May 2nd and 3rd (9:30am-5:30pm each day). Lodging will be provided for the nights of May 1st and 2nd, and meals will be provided for the 2nd and 3rd (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Participants must be camp or after-school staff from Iowa or Nebraska. Contact sroth@iwla.org for more info or to apply.

June 8-9, 2017: Creek Freaks Teachers Training
The Rapid City Chapter in conjunction with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Outdoor Campus West will be promoting a teachers training of the Creek Freaks program, June 8-9. The training is targeting all of the Black Hills region schools, science and math teachers, and service agencies such as Youth and Family Services and The Club For Boys. More >>

Creek Freek SOS
Creek Freaks Workshops provide a basic overview of stream ecology, guidance on managing the logistics of ongoing youth programs, and hands-on training on activities from the Creek Freaks curriculum, including classroom activities and biological, chemical, and physical stream monitoring. Participants will also learn how to use the www.creekfreaks.net website, which allows educators and students to post data, photos, videos, and stories about their streams.

Questions? Contact Samantha Roth at sroth@iwla.org or (301) 548-0150 x222.